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7.4 File associations for a Windows application

To create an association between your LispWorks for Windows application and files with a specified type (file extension), create a DDE server in Lisp and register the file types in Windows.

There is an example of this (for the LispWorks IDE) in

(example-edit-file "dde/lispworks-ide")

but the technique is the same for any file extension.

LispWorks Delivery User Guide - 10 Aug 2017